Boston’s Community Preservation Committee voted to fund the FHPL’s Historic Garden application, pending City Council approval. Two carvings of the god Mercury from the Hyde Park railroad station built in 1914 and demolished in 1974, along with the Corrigan stone from St. Catherine elementary school, Mount Neponset, will be cleaned and stabilized. After the work in the early summer is completed, benches will be added to the area. More information about the railroad station and the school will be shared in later posts.
The Friends are working with William Barry of Heritage Planning & Design who prepared this preliminary sketch.
If you have photos or information about the railroad station or the school please send to: email@example.com or leave at the library.
Two other HP applications were also funded; the Seventh Day Adventist Church for roof and masonry repair and the YMCA for an outdoor exercise and play area.
The 38th annual meeting of the Friends of the Hyde Park Library will be on March 23rd. The business meeting will start at 1:30 followed by the presentation of the Friend of the Year Award. We have chosen Thien Simpson, the Executive Director of Hyde Park Main Streets. We are delighted with our selection and look forward to her energy spilling over to us.
David Leonard the President of the the Boston Public Library is the guest speaker. He has much to share with us about ongoing activities and future plans at Copley Square, at the branches and with online resources. Reception to follow.